I'm a writer, wife and mom, who sips iced coffee by day, and vodka Diet Coke by night. I love all things romance and schitts creek, and don't you dare try to take my lipgloss!

hey, i'm rachel!

Official Bio

For press use, and impressing my parents' friends 😉 

Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA TODAY Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching guilty-pleasure TV.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and, adorable son. She loves to hear from readers!

Rachel is represented by Nicole Resciniti of The Seymour Agency.

fun facts about me!

Take my Money

Alien romance. Don't judge!

Probably Watching

Schitts Creek or any K drama

Go-to Adult Beverage

Vodka Diet Coke

Terrified Of


Dream Vacation

Fiji, or anywhere with a beach at this point!

Movie I've seen a million times


STarbucks Order

Vente Americano, iced with extra ice, a splash of coconut milk, and sugar free Cinammon Dolce (3 pumps)

More Fun Facts:

STarbucks Order

 I have to write with the lights off.

I don't snack when I write b/c I hate getting my fingers dirty.

 I must wear lipstick when I write sex scenes otherwise it's sad sex not good sex and nobody wants that.

I dream about my characters often.

I read around 5-8 books a week depending on my deadlines.

My husband helps with all my storylines.

Sometimes I forget how to kiss and need husband to kiss me.

I will not hold your child--even though I love you hahaha.

family is everything

My People:

I knoooooow. Another author newsletter?! But I promise, this is the best way to make sure you never miss any of my updates!

pen pals, yes?